Quotation from Menachem Begin “They would repudiate everything we did and pretend that we were dissident elements” — Nov. 1948
Leader of the terrorist organization Irgun, declaration in the United States during his visit to the United States at the end of November 1948.
- Begin, Menachem (1913-1992) ( 17 quotations )
- Ethnic cleansing through violence ( 118 quotations )
" In the month preceding the end of the Mandate, the Jewish Agency decided to undertake a difficult mission as prelude to taking over the Arab cities before the evacuation of British forces and the dispersal of their Arab population. The Jewish Agency came to an agreement with us that we should execute these arrangements, while they would repudiate everything we did and pretend that we were dissident elements, as they used to do when we fought the British. So we struck hard and put terror into the hearts of the Arabs. Thus we accomplished the expulsion of the Arab population from the areas assigned to the Jewish state. "
Lebanese newspaper "El Hayat", Dec. 20 1948. Quoted by Musa Alami, The lesson of Palestine
. Middle East journal, vol 3, Oct. 1949, n°4, pp 381 - 382.
Complete text in http://lightforshadows.com/Revolution/Begin%20And%20Irgun.html
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